Sunday, May 29, 2016

Xur is Here – May 27th, 2016

This week XUR is located in the reef, a place he doesn’t visit often but is seen here more frequently after the April update, maybe something to do with the new update and all the new stuff at the reef?
If you have never seen XUR on the reef before then he might be somewhat hard to find as he spawns in a section of the reef that is usually closed off and only open for his arrival.

So, Where is XUR located in the reef?

As soon as you spawn on the reef you go ahead a bit and find the first stairs on your right and go down them and you will be head towards Brother Vance (Trials guy.) Keep going past him and turn right again and keep going along till you find a small opening on the left. This is the section I mentioned is usually closed off so it won’t be hard to miss. Go into the opening and XUR is directly on your right as soon as you enter.

You can also take the stairs right beside The bounty guy which are sometimes hard to see. The stairs are located to the left of him and then all you have to do is go straight down and straight ahead through the opening I mentioned was usually closed off and XUR will be on the right as soon as you enter

What does XUR have in his inventory this week?

No Backup Plans (13 SC) – Titan Exotic Gauntlets where the main perk is: ‘Force Multiplier – Shotgun kills trigger Force Barrier and Force Barrier’s duration is increased.’ This might be one of the BEST exotic items for a defender Titan for PvE , but especially PvP. There are arguably other choices for PvE, but if you pair this up with your defender bubble and the Titan specific shotgun Immobius, I think you have a pretty deadly combo on your hands. Definitely worth the buy if you are missing this exotic.

ATS/8 Arachnid 913 SC) – Hunter exotic Helmet where the main perk is: ‘Arachnid Sensorium – Your Golden Gun zooms in for accuracy when aimed and can be kept ready for longer.’ The first part of the perk is probably only for people who have a hard time using the Golden Gun super but the increase in duration is definitely beneficial especially for PvP when chasing people down and such.

Starfire Protocol (13 SC) – Warlock Exotic Chest where the main perk is: “Starfire Protocol – Gain an additional Fusion Grenade.” I ABSOLUTELY love using fusion grenades for PvP, I find it one of the most fun this to do is stick an opponent with a grenade and watch them die regardless of what they do(most of the time anyways.) Sunsinger Warlocks have a perk that unlocks a second grenade for them but if using this Exotic for PvP, they can potentially free up to use of the other perks.

So it looks like this week’s winners are possibly the Titans, maybe for the first time in a while with decent exotics for both the Hunter AND the Warlock but one of the Better exotics for Titans. While the Starfire protocol is a really good exotic, and I am partial towards warlocks, I think the Titan Exotic for this week trumps them all.

XUR is also selling:

Bad Juju (23 SC) – Exotic Pulse Rifle where the main perk is “String of Curses – After each kill, this weapon will reload instantly and increase damage for a short time. Kills will help charge your Super.” So apart from this awesome perk the gun can also fire in FULL AUTO.  This gun also has a magazine size of 27 which is fairly decent and while all this seems really awesome, the impact on the gun really holds it back from bring a truly amazing primary. If the impact of the gun was buffed up even a bit it could be such an awesome weapon but sadly it won’t do all that well in PvP at the moment. While the gun does have its uses in PvP there are certainly other items to save your Exotic slot for. All in all this gun is not bad, it just could be so much better, if you have coins to spare it is definitely worth a try as it is still pretty fun to use in PvE.

Legacy Engram (Gauntlets) – This week’s legacy engram is an exotic gauntlets engram and probably not worth spending your coins on unless you have tons to spare and are looking to complete your year 1 collection. Getting a gauntlet you are missing in BOTH year 1 AND year 2 would be optimal but at 31 SC, you are probably better off saving your strange coins for something else. Remember too that you can get a gauntlet for any class so if you have only one character the odds are definitely against you.

If you already have most of these exotics or nothing really appeals to you, spending your Strange Coins on Three of coins is still probably your best bet.

Below is a video showing you exactly where to go when you first spawn in the Tower if my instructions at the top were a bit unclear. The video also shows the various items XUR is selling this week so you can have a look at those as well.

Overall a pretty good week for XUR, for me especially, as he ended up selling a lot of Exotics I don’t yet have. Hopefully next week he can have a repeat performance as well as bring along something like the Jade Rabbit.

Let me know if XUR bought you something you really wanted this week or if you are waiting from him to bring a specific exotic in the comments section below.



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